GRAMMY-NOMINATED PALO! CHOSEN TO CLOSE MIAMI’S CARNAVAL ON THE MILE
Miami, FL (February 23, 2015) – Grammy-nominated band PALO! has been selected to close this year’s Carnaval on the Mile, one of South Florida’s most prestigious cultural events.
Miami music fans know PALO! for their unique style of tropical music they call “Afro-Cuban Funk”. While the group has been featured at Carnaval on the Mile for several years, this is the first time they have been invited to close the festivities. PALO! will perform on the Douglas Road stage on Sunday, March 8 at 6:00 PM.
“We’re really honored to close the festival. This is gonna be a big party for us and all of our friends and fans in South Florida.” said Steve Roitstein, the group’s leader and pianist.
Indeed, the band has a lot to celebrate. Recent months have seen them gain international recognition for their distinctive sound. They received a Grammy nomination for Best Tropical Latin Album 2015 for their album “PALO! Live”, which also garnered a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Tropical Album. PALO! was also featured in the Emmy-winning PBS documentary “Miami Boheme: An American Musical Journey”. In addition to packing live music venues in South Florida, the five-piece group has enjoyed recent sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Boston.
“We love playing this festival.” Roitstein commented. “The crowds are amazing, and it’s a great way to support the mission of The Kiwanis of Little Havana.”, referring to the organization behind the festival.
Carnaval on the Mile is a free event in Coral Gables, taking place March 7-8, 2015. The entire length of Miracle Mile is closed off for a weekend-long music, art and food festival. There will be three stages with live music to showcase more than 30 musical groups playing Jazz, Latin Funk, Caribbean rhythms and more.
For more information about PALO! see gopalo.com